Joanna Kaja-Vallière

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Joanna Kaja-Vallière is a Polish organist .

Kaja had piano lessons from the age of six and studied at the Łódź Music Academy , where she received first prizes in the subjects of piano, harpsichord, improvisation, music analysis and history. She wrote her master's thesis on the organ music of Olivier Messiaen .

As a scholarship holder from the French government and the Polish Ministry of Education, she went to Paris and took lessons from Susan Landale . She later entered the class of François-Henry Houbart at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory, where she received first prize in the organ subject as well as the Prix ​​d'Excellence and the Prix ​​de Virtuosité , which was presented to her by Marie-Claire Alain .

Kaja-Vasllière is titular organist at the great Bertrand-Cattiaux organ of the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul church in Courbevoie . She teaches at the conservatories of Pecq and Marly le Roi and has performed as a concert organist in several European countries, with Domenico Severin she recorded the album Symphonies d'orgues (2013).

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Individual evidence

  1. Alain Cartayrade - Guide de la Musique d'Orgue - Joanna Kaja-Vallière, Domenico Severin, Symphonies d'orgues